March 16

Day before St. Pat’s,
Everyone, Irish or not
Lifts a drink to green.


Not my best, but here a toast to all of you!

May your glass be ever full.
May the roof over your head be always strong.
And may you be in heaven half an hour before the
devil knows you’re dead.

Author unknown.

Irish spinner woman

January 4

Winter’s cold crisp air
lays still on the snowy ground,
you fly overhead.

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Iowa view

Driving home this afternoon, I spotted a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk soaring about the snow covered fields.  He was too high to become part of the picture, but it is a nice view looking west along Military Road in Dubuque, IA.


Children are precious,

Regardless of who they are.

They should be loved.

Western Gull and child (Larus occidentalis)